[cap-talk] "ambient authority" on wiki.erights.org

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Mon Jun 15 14:29:57 EDT 2009


David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> 
> The dereference of the static variable represents use of ambient authority.
>
No it doesn't.  The object is referenced explicitly.  The fact that any object can use the reference is irrelevant to whether or permissions are ambient.

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